12 February 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

FOUR male defendants from the Tallaght area who appeared at Monaghan District Court following alleged burglary incidents in the town on Saturday evening last were refused bail and remanded in custody to appear in court again in Dublin tomorrow (Friday).

The four were arrested following an ‘Operation Thor’ search that involved local uniform and detective units assisted by the Garda Air Support Unit, after reports were received about suspicious activities in the Rope Walk and Belgium Park areas of Monaghan town.

At Monday’s sitting of Monaghan District Court each of the defendants, one of whom is a 17-year-old juvenile who cannot be named, was charged with giving a false address to gardai.

Edward Cash, aged 28, is charged with entering house at 13 Rope Walk, Monaghan as a trespasser on Saturday last, 6th February, contrary to the Criminal Justice Theft and Fraud Amendment Act 2001.

Cash, with an address given as 15 Rossfield Gardens, Tallaght, Dublin 24, is also facing an allegation that he gave a false address at Monaghan Garda Station on the same date.

Patrick Donovan (20), of 12 Mac Uilliam Parade, Tallaght, and Patrick Connors, also aged 20, of 14 Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght, are also facing charges alleging they gave false addresses to gardai in Monaghan, contrary to the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

It was indicated to the court by Sergeant Damien Martin of Monaghan Garda Station that further charges may be pending in respect of each defendant.

The 17-year-old co-accused, who is also from the Tallaght area, was charged with giving a false address and also faces a charge of failing to appear at Dublin Metropolitan District Court on 22nd January last.

In refusing bail applications made on behalf of each accused by Damien Rudden, solr, Judge Denis McLoughlin made it clear that this was because of previous failures to appear in court that were outlined in respect of each accused, as well as the allegation that false addresses were given.

The judge indicated that he was not taking account of any possible further charges in making his ruling. Cash, Donovan and Connors were remanded in custody to appear at Dublin’s Cloverhill District Court this Friday, while the juvenile will appear at Smithfield Children’s Court, also on Friday.


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